Dr. Leonid Gavrilov

University of Chicago

Leonid Gavrilov is a Senior Research Scientist for the Center on the Demography and Economics of Aging with NORC at the University of Chicago. He also is a faculty member in the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasion Studies at the University of Chicago.
Gavrilov specializes in the biodemography of aging and longevity, mathematical modeling of aging and mortality, population aging and the demography of the Former Soviet Union.

Gavrilov is currently the principal investigator for Biodemography of Exceptional Longevity in the United States, a study funded by the National Institute on Ageing (NIA) in which he is investigating biological and social correlates for people that live over 100. Other studies funded by the NIA include Middle-Life Physical Markers, Socioeconomic Status, and Exceptional Longevity: An Exploratory Study of a New Data Resource, and the Biodemography of Human Longevity – Training Program. Both projects focused on aging and acted as pre-cursors to Gavrilov’s current work with Biodemography of Exceptional Longevity in the United States. Gavrilov works at NORC with long-time colleague Natalia S. Gavrilova, Ph.D., and has developed a number of joint publications and projects with her.